Ideas For Kids Rooms
As children get older, they need to have a space that they can call their own, a room that suits their needs and personality. Allowing them to have some say in what their room looks like encourages them to be creative and to express who they are becoming. Redecorating your child’s room is also a great opportunity to spend some quality time together and for you to express that you care about their opinions.
Of course, ensuring the room is practical and functional will be left up to you. Here is a bit of inspiration and a few tips when you are considering upgrading your child’s room.
Create More Floor Space
The older children get the more room they tend to need. For children between 3-11 floor space is what they will need for playing. Whether you have a large room or a small room, a great way to achieve more floor space is by having a high-rise bed. The space underneath the bed will give your child so much extra room and will also make for a good fortress! If your child is older, a lot of these high rise beds come with built-in desk space underneath, perfect for doing homework ;)
Another great way to free up some space is to get rid of any standing shelves and
replace them with floating shelves on the wall. Build some that are at arms reach for your child and place their belongings there. Anything that is not something they use daily or weekly, place on the higher shelves.
Make sure the colour scheme of the room matches and is cohesive. Let your child help you pick out a colour and use this colour as the main theme of the room. If your child picks a bright red, it doesn’t mean you need to paint the whole room red. Have an accent wall, nice wallpaper that has splashes of a red, or red piece throughout the room.
Perhaps something more important for you is storage space. Storage space will help keep the room looking tidy and organised but can also add a nice touch to your design if done right! Ikea and Argos have tons of nice storage ideas for boxes, fabric baskets and storage benches, to name a few, you are sure to find something that will suit the needs of your room.
Picking out art is another aspect your child can give their input on. Allow them to help you pick out some artwork for their room. This will also ensure that they enjoy looking at what is on their wall and will inspire their creative minds while they are playing.
Wall Buntings & Stickers
If you want to keep your walls blank, adding buntings and stickers can help jazz up a little one’s room. Again let them pick out what shapes and creatures they want to have featured on their walls.
If your child has a big room, a fun idea is having a “hangout space”. Your children will go crazy for a special little tent or nook they can read in, watch movies, play pretend and even on occasion, sleep in!
If you don’t have space, you could add a canopy draped around the head of the bed. This will make it feel as though they are in a tent, add some fairy lights to make it extra special!
It is hard to acknowledge that our children are growing up, but decorating their room together and watching their characteristics take shape, by making their own mark on a room is a moving moment. The excitement they get from being able to add their own input and seeing it come to life is a memory you will cherish.
Penelope, Dollymix mummy